The company revealed its plans during an earnings conference, saying that it intends to aggressively increase the sizes of its traditional mechanical 3.5-inch SATA disk drives in 2018 and beyond.
That means a 16TB drive before the end of next year, which should give you enough room for all those 4K GoPro movies you’ve been shooting. The biggest hard drive Seagate makes at the moment tops out at 10GB and there’s a 12GB version currently in testing.
While many laptops now come with solid-state drives (SSDs) at lower capacities, Seagate CEO Steve Luczo says there’s still a healthy demand for the old-fashioned spinning variety of disk, especially with users keen to get more storage space inside their PCs.
There’s no word yet on how much and when it will available.